Leave payment at retirement


Q. I retired Dec. 31. At the time of retirement, I had accrued 448 hours of annual leave. Human resources told me this would be paid within 30 days. I have not received any payment, so I contacted the agency payroll office and was told it won’t be paid until the Office of Personnel Management completes all phases of the retirement paperwork. Is that correct?

A. No, it isn’t. Your agency is responsible for paying you for any unused annual leave. OPM has no role in that.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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